The Magic gave up an 8-0 run to fall behind before Gorden rescued them with his big shot.
After making the playoffs for the first time since 2012 last season, the Orlando Magic started disappointing this season after playing for the first time since last season. Slowly but surely, however, they are working their way back to the 500 and it continued to withe dramatic 114-112 win over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night.
If it wasn’t for the heroics of Aaron Gordon, Although, it could very easily have been another disappointing loss, Ater taking control at the end of the first quarter, the Magic increased their lead to 17 points, and it seemed that King was on the verge of Victory until he achieved thing in the fourth quarter. But with 1:17 to play, the Magic pushed their lead back out to seven points at 111-104 and seemed to have weathered the storm.
The Kings had other ideas. Nemanja Bjilica drained a 3, then De’Aaon ox punished the Magic for two straight turnovers by driving inside for layups after each of them, converting an and-one on the latter Suddenly the Kings were on an 8-0 run and were in front, 112-111, with 15 seconds to play.
That’s when Aaron Gordon stepped up. Even Fernier dribbled around for much of the remaining time, but he could not find shorts which caused the panic ti to fall off the ball to Gordon.The forward kept his composure, took the contacted Cory Joseph to secure his satisfaction and dropped a short turnaround for himself and herself through the short quorum.
The Kings had 1.1 seconds left to look for a miracle, but their attempt fell short, and the Magic escaped with a win to improve to 19-21 on the season.
With how things are shaking out in the Eastern Conference, the Magic are looking in good shape to get back to the playoffs, and a win like this will only help their case. Despite still being a few games under.500, they’re in seventh place, and 4.5 games up on the 9th-place Charlotte Hornets.
They’ll need more games like Gorden to really lock their places. Who finished with 19 points and 9 rebounds on 18-of 16 shooting. This kind of solid game is a must-have for a player with Gorden’s abilities and physical abilities. but instead, it was a fine performance in a disappointing season.
He’s averaging just 13.2 points on 41.3 percent shooting from the field and 27.3 percent from 3, They are worse than all the previous seasons, if he can get back on track, this will go a long way toward helping to secure the Magic’s second straight season berth.